- to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.
- to express by gesturing.
Origin of gesticulate
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Examples from the Web for gesticulated
He was a little goofy looking and gesticulated a lot, but he was sweet and had theories about a million things, especially her.The Love Guru
September 13, 2009
And he cried and gesticulated with his two long arms, and he stamped with his short legs.My Double Life
Adams looked at her, and gesticulated shakily at the convulsive figure on the floor.Alice Adams
I lounged, smoked, gesticulated, and declaimed him to perfection.Paul Gosslett's Confessions in Love, Law, and The Civil Service
Charles James Lever
He began to pace wildly to and fro, he shouldered his spade, he gesticulated with his other arm.To-morrow
He howled, gesticulated, shrieked with all the strength of his lungs.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
- to express by or make gestures
Word Origin and History for gesticulated
c.1600, from Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari "to gesture, mimic," from gesticulus "a mimicking gesture," diminutive of gestus "gesture, carriage, posture" (see gest). Related: Gesticulated; gesticulating.